Mt. Angel Abbey’s Salmon Smokes Competition Again

Executive Chef Paul Lieggi and his wife, Susan, at the Good Food Awards

Once again, Mt. Angel Abbey’s Executive Chef/General Manager Paul Lieggi enjoyed a salmon-chanted evening at the Good Food Awards in San Francisco, collecting his second consecutive win in the preserved seafood category for his hot-smoked salmon!

Victory starts with good salmon: Columbia River Chinook caught by Two Rivers Fish Company, which is owned and operated by the Umatilla tribe.

Paul has been smoking salmon for over 25 years. He even had a smoked seafood business in central New Hampshire called Up in Smoke that supplied some of the finest restaurants and specialty food outlets in New England. While Paul has long prized fresh Chinook salmon for its versatility, rules limit entering the same product for more than two consecutive years, so Paul will need to shake things up in 2019.